Photoshop Fun

by Paul on January 11, 2010 · 1 comment

in Photoshop

Been awhile since I actually came here and wrote anything so thought I’d ease into it today cause next week is gonna, well, be a bit busier.

I spend a lot of time with photoshop. Learning, playing and creating so I have over the last couple of years accumulated more than a few links to some pretty cool stuff.

Now, as a former commercial photgrapher, leaving the dark room behind, not having to actually load film into holders and camera backs it’s been a bit strange. I like film. Though finding it is getting harder and harder and setting up a darkroom and sniffing all the developers and stop baths can’t be that healthy.

I’m finally making the move to digital, though somewhat hesitantly. What I’ve found is it’s pretty incredible what you can do with Photoshop. Not only retouching your photos but creating backgrounds, images etc for your websites as well as some cool effects that were only possible with spending hours in the darkroom and going through more than a few sheets of paper.

So what I thought I’d do is pop in some of my fav spots to get photoshop info tutorials, tips, and general cool stuff..

Here we go.

Creating a vibrant design with photoshop

This one is a step by step to making an image that is more than the photograph. Making it standout and well, be more vibrant. Simple.

Here’s a vid from iceflowstudios on creating web 2.0 icons that will walk you through the steps to create your own.

Web 2.0 Icons

Looking for help with making that cool background image for your site or maybe your profile page…. here’s one on how to create your own paper type background

Cool Paper Background creation

Because brushes are also a large part of the design aspect of photoshop you might like some of these.  Over 1300 different brushes to download and test out.

1300 Tribal Brushes

Or maybe you’d like to try your hand out in making your own to use or share . In that case this might be just the right thing for you. From www. bitbox.com

How To Make A Photoshop Brush

A handy tool for all is this site with a set of cheat sheets to help you get more done with less aggro.

14 Most Useful Web Design Cheat Sheets

 

That’s it for now. I’ll put some more up soon.

 

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